ENGLAND is set to rival Italy in tomorrow’s Euro 2020 final – and many will want to settle nerves with a tasty meal before the game.
The country is crossing its collective fingers for a win, after the success the Three Lions have secured so far.
The final match kicks off at 8pm tomorrow so there’s still plenty of time to order some food and settle in for the game.
In the meantime, there’s plenty of deals and discounts to take advantage of too.
Restaurants across the country have shown up to celebrate the match, win or lose, and help Brits get into the right mood before kick-off.
They’re offering out all sorts of free food and discounts that you can cash in on in the spirit of football and the nation’s excitement.
How to find top bargain deals
FINDING deals and offers can be tricky if you don’t know where to look.
Here’s a list of hacks you can use to become a bargain hunting pro and save on your shopping bill:
Get following – Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its newsletters to get the latest on any offers
Check hotukdeals – The deal-sharing website lists offers as they’re spotted by savvy shoppers
Use barcode scanners – Retailers such as B&M let shoppers scan the barcodes on its app to see if it’s actually cheaper than the price listed on the shelf
Ironically, you will be able to pick up all sorts of deals on the Italian favourite, pizza, as well as a cheeky free cocktail or two that are on offer as well.
We’ve come up with a list of brands that are offering out freebies or massive money-off opportunities ahead of the game.
But you’ll have to be quick to cash in, as lots of the deals are only running until tomorrow, and it’ll all be over by around 11pm.
Free balls and beer at Pizza Express
PizzaExpress is backing the boys by giving away free Dough Balls and Peroni, until Thursday.
You’ll be able to get an aptly named hat-trick of new Dough Balls which include loaded pesto and tomato, hot jalapeño and stuffed al forno, completely free of charge from the restaurant.
PizzaExpress claims to be the only high-street restaurant that was around to witness the World Cup and last win in 1966 so the promo is a big deal for the brand.
The offer is valid with every main meal between Monday July 12 and Thursday July 15.
You just have to claim your code by registering on Pizza Express’ website before kick-off tomorrow.
Once you’ve got your code you can use it any Pizza Express restaurant to claim the beer and sharer.
Free pizza from Ask Italian
ASK Italian is offering England fans a free pizza this Sunday.
The only catch is that you have to share it with an Italian.
The offer is running at ASK Italian to encourage rival fans to “play nice and share a slice” before their biggest game in years.
Fans who bring along an Italian will be able to receive a complementary pizza of their choice throughout tomorrow at two central London restaurant locations.
You’ll be able to pick from any freshly prepared pizza on the menu and get it completely free of charge.
The “ASK an Italian” offer is available at London Spring Street and London
Gloucester Arcade only though, and you won’t be able to cash in on it at any other locations.
How to save money on pizza
TAKEAWAY pizzas taste great but they can hit you hard on your wallet. Here are some tips on how to save on pizza:
Cashback websites – TopCashback and Quidco will pay you to order your pizza through them. They’re paid by retailers for every click that comes to their website from the cashback site, which eventually trickles down to you. So you’ll get cashback on orders placed through them.
Discount codes – Check sites like VoucherCodes for any discount codes you can use to get money off your order.
Make you own topping – One savvy customer noticed that Domino’s charges up to 70p MORE for pizzas on its menu compared to ordering the same one through the “create your own” option. It’s worth trying out to see if it makes a difference before you place your next order.
Buy it from the shops – It might not taste exactly the same but you’ll save the most money by picking up your favourite pizza from your local supermarket. Some Asda stores sell freshly made ones from the pizza counter where prices start at £2.
Head online to get a code which you’ll need to show to claim the offer.
You and your dinner guest must bring your offer code and you have to be wearing an English and an Italian jersey to redeem too – or show an English and an Italian passport.
There are 200 free pizzas available, so you’ll have to be quick to claim one.
Free footlong sub at Subway
Subway fans can get a footlong sub for free by downloading the chain’s app between July 9 and July 11.
From a Chicken Teriyaki to a Meatless Meatball Marinara, you’ll be able to order ANY sandwich at no cost to you.
To get it, you’ll need to enter the promo code “ITSCOMINGHOME” once you’ve downloaded the app.
This will give you 1,000 bonus points which can be redeemed for a footlong sub at the chain.
Sadly, the offer is available to new app users only.
Free cocktail, wine or Prosecco at Bills
Bills has introduced a “Football’s Coming Home Menu” for the weekend’s celebrations.
When you arrive for your table you’ll be able to enjoy the first cocktail, glass of wine or Prosecco on the house.
The drinks are all football themed and you’ll be able to take your pick from the team and try “The Sterling a Star Striker” with vodka, apple juice, fresh mint and a splash of lemonade.
You can also go for “The Kane our Captain Marvel” with Havana Club Rum, lime juice, ginger beer and Angostura Bitters, or “The Gareth Southgate, the very best of British”, with gin, Pimm’s No 1, topped with lemonade.
The restaurant also pointed out that no Italian dishes will be available throughout the day in the name of rivalry.
£5 off any order with Just Eat
You’ll be able to pick up loads of takeaway deals at Just Eat tomorrow, perfect for watching the game at home on the sofa.
Thanks to this brilliant cashback deal from TopCashback, food fans can save £5 when they spend £10 at the delivery giant.
The money will track to your account, and after approximately 14 days will be payable to your bank account.
You’ll have until until the first 10,000 redemptions have been made to make the most of the offer, and it’ll only be available to first time users.
Get 25% off at UberEATS
This one isn’t exclusive to the football but it could come in handy for your hangover takeaway on Monday as well as making a tasty saving for tomorrow.
If you’re planning on staying in to enjoy the match with mates you can take advantage of the UberEATS discount code that’ll leave you with money off – perfect if there’s lots of you after a pizza or burger.
Just type in the code “SUMMERDEAL25” at the checkout to redeem the offer.
The takeaway delivery service are offering 25% off your next ten orders between now and July 15 with the code so you can continue to enjoy the discount regardless of the result.
Free large pizza from Papa John’s
While not strictly a deal for today, you could look forward to a free large pizza from Papa John’s if England wins the game.
Papa John’s is offering 1,966 customers the chance to enjoy a free large pizza if England beat Italy tomorrow.
The offer won’t run if there’s no victory though so we’ll keep our fingers crossed.
To get a slice of the action, you simply need to email the phrase “it’s finally home” to [email protected] between 9am and 11:59pm tomorrow if there is a successful outcome tomorrow.
The first 1,966 customers will then be in with a chance to receive a £20.00 voucher to redeem a free large Papa John’s pizza.
The lucky winners will then be able to redeem the code online or via the free Papa John’s app.
Loads of other supermarkets and chains are offering deals to celebrate the Euros too.
Pubs in England are already fully booked for tomorrow though, so a cheap takeaway might be the route to go down.
But don’t eat so much that you make yourself sick, loads of Brits are already trying to get the day off and your boss could fire you if they think you’re lying the day after the big game.